Best Cathay Pacific Boeing B777-300ER business class seats for a family

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Member since 17 May 2017

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I have a question regarding to Cathay Pacific's Business Class seat.

The aircraft is B777-300 ER and the seat design is the Reverse Herringbone.

When I looked at the seat map as well as the pictures of CX Business Class, it seems it is quite difficult to talk to a seatmate if we are sitting on the center pair seats.

As an information, my wife and I will be traveling with 2 young children, so if they need our assistance, we have to stand up a little bit to help them.

Should all of us take the center pair seats or mix with the window seats ?

For instance, the children are sitting on the window seats while the parents are sitting on across the aisle.

We are looking forward to hear from you. Thank you.


Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I think it will be easier to assist them if you were next to them across the isle. 

So A-D or G-K


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

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Yeah, agreed best to get the middle aisle seats and have your children take the window seats - but you'll still have to get up or at the very least turn around to check on them. 


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Jan 2017

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We've actually flown this aircraft many times with children and we parents always took the middle 2 and put the 2 children in the window seats ie take up whole row. It is difficult to talk in the middle however easy to keep an eye on the children across the aisle - and they also enjoy the window


Member since 17 May 2017

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Thank you so much all for your feedback which I greatly appreciate it.

We are thinking of assigning seats for our children on the same side of the cabin. Either A or K, and my wife and I will sit just across them, either D or G.

As an illustration, if our children sit on the A seats (15A & 16A), my wife and I will sit on the D seats (15D & 16D).

Just in case if I go to the loo and suddently one of our kids needs a help, my wife can easily attend to him/her without having to walk around the cabin.

What do you think ?


Member since 20 Jun 2014

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I have watched a few families in business and to me the best set up is children in A and K and adults in D and E. That way, the adults can talk to each other and supervise one child each, and the children are separated. I saw a family with the kids in D and E and the kids were going nuts playing with each other over the partition (and climbing over it). 

Your 15 and 16 A and D plan is good too, although my kids would be constantly standing on the seat to talk to their sibling over the partition. 

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